Jim Cartwright is an international, award winning dramatist, director and screenwriter. His plays are consistently in production and have been translated into over 35 languages and have been performed in most major theatres of the world, including The West End of London, The Royal Court, The National Theatre and on Broadway. His theatre works include, amongst many others, Road, Bed, Two, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and more recently Raz, which have travelled to the Edinburgh Festival, Trafalgar Studios, London, and had a nationwide tour.
He has directed for the Royal Court in the West End, the Royal Exchange, a number of commercial tours, and also for the BBC and SKY TV. Amongst his extensive award-winning television and film works are Road, Johnny Shakespeare, Vroom, Wedded, and most recently King of the Teds, starring Alison Steadman, Brenda Blethyn and Sir Tom Jones.
Jim Cartwright has been an integral part of the Directorate of Performance, English and Creative Writing, working with students analysing his own plays, holding writing surgeries and running masterclasses with our students. Jim’s play Is There Anybody There? will have an early script-in-hand preview at the New Adelphi Theatre with some exciting student involvement.